Prep Basketball Roundup: Oakman sinks Saints

Carbon Hill boys drop home opener

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 11/29/18

OAKMAN — Oakman’s trio of DJ Roberts, Christian Hubbard and AJ Odom caught fire in the fourth quarter, leading the Wildcats to a 67-56 home win over a pesky Holy Spirit team on Thursday night.

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Prep Basketball Roundup: Oakman sinks Saints

Carbon Hill boys drop home opener

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OAKMAN — Oakman’s trio of DJ Roberts, Christian Hubbard and AJ Odom caught fire in the fourth quarter, leading the Wildcats to a 67-56 home win over a pesky Holy Spirit team on Thursday night.

The Saints kept things close early in the fourth quarter, cutting Oakman’s lead to three points with seven minutes remaining.

Oakman followed with a 7-0 run. Hubbard started things with a free throw and Roberts followed with back-to-back scores before finding Odom underneath for a wide open layup and a 55-45 lead with 4:57 remaining.

Holy Spirit fought back within six points at 58-52 but Roberts’ 3-pointer from the wing and yet another Hubbard layup finally put the game out of reach.

Oakman jumped out to a 12-1 lead to start the game. The Wildcats led 20-13 at the end of the first quarter. Holy Spirit got as close as one point at 22-21 in the second quarter only to have Oakman push the lead back to seven points, at 30-23, at the half.

Holy Spirit, which never led in the game, tied the score twice in the third quarter, at 34-34 and 36-36.

Roberts connected on a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter, the second gave Oakman a 42-38 lead. Hubbard’s putback at the one-minute mark gave Oakman a five-point lead. The Wildcats led 46-41 going into the final quarter.

For Oakman (4-1), Roberts had 18 points, Hubbard added 15, Odom put in 14 and Cannon Taylor had seven.

For Holy Spirit (4-2) Jaylon Stevenson scored 17 points, but only had four in the second half. Mason Mullinax added 15 points.

The Wildcats play at Dora next Friday.

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Varsity Girls

Oakman 55, Holy Spirit 25

Iyana Canada had 23 points to lead Oakman to a 55-25 rout of Holy Spirit on Thursday night.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 15-point lead at the half and quickly pushed the lead to 30 points in the third quarter leading to a hot clock over the final eight minutes.

Oakman led 13-5 after the first quarter, 36-21 at the half and 53-24 after three quarters.

Both Chante Williams and Alaisha Hubbard added 11 points.

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Varsity Boys

Meek 48, Carbon Hill 42

Meek spoiled the first home game for Carbon Hill coach Garrett Kirkland, earning a 48-42 win at Carbon Hill High School on Thursday night.

Meek’s trio of Caleb Aaron, Payton Key and Kevin Chino combined for 40 of the Tigers’ 49 points.

Carbon Hill led 12-10 after the first quarter. Meek grabbed a 24-22 halftime lead and took control in the third quarter with both Key and Chino connecting on 3-pointers and scoring five points in the period as the Tigers took a 38-31 lead into the fourth quarter.

Carbon Hill’s Jon Michael Madison kept the Bulldogs close in the fourth, scoring nine of his 11 points, but Meek got eight points from Aaron in the period as the Tigers picked up the win.

Isaac Woodard had 11 points for Carbon Hill while both Madison and Braden Wright put in nine. For Meek, Aaron had 16 points, Key added 13 and Chino had 11.

Carbon Hill (1-2) hosts Northside today while Meek (3-2) hosts Berry, also today.

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Varsity Girls

Carbon Hill 58, Meek 49

Carbon Hill finally pulled away from Meek in the fourth quarter en route to a 58-49 win on Thursday.

The teams were tied at 43-43 going into the final quarter. Carbon Hill outscored Meek 15-6 over the final eight minutes.

Abby Martin had an all-around game for the Bulldogs, scoring 16 points with 10 steals and five assists, Lacey Evans added 15 points, six rebounds and six steals.

Meek led 15-9 after the opening quarter. Carbon Hill took a 30-27 halftime lead before Meek drew even after three quarters.

Allie Parr had nine points and five assists for Carbon Hill (4-2) while Gracie Wyma added seven points.

For Meek (3-2), Emma Fincher had 16 points, Abby Phillips added 13 and Hali Barton put in 12.

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JV Girls

Carbon Hill 39,

Meek 8

Santana Clark scored 15 for Carbon Hill’s JV girls in a 39-8 win over Meek. Kensley Barron and Kinleigh Jennings each had eight.

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Varsity Girls

Curry 67, Oak Grove 4

Both Cam Wright and Abbey Moon scored 22 points, leading Curry to a 67-4 vicotry at Oak Grove on Thursday night.

Curry led 24-2 after the first quarter, 44-2 at the half and 63-4 after three quarters.

Kayla Sargent had nine points for Curry while both Morgan Davidson and Allie Downs had seven. Curry (4-3) plays at Corner on Monday.

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Varsity Boys

Sumiton Christian 60, Addison 42

Sumiton Christian moved to 6-1 on the season with a 60-42 road win at Addison on Thursday night.

Isaiah Wright paced the Eagles with 13 points.

Sumiton Christian plays at Meek on Tuesday.

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Varsity Boys

Lynn 55, Hubbertville 36

Noah Jackson had 20 points and Lance Harris added 19 as Lynn earned a 57-36 win at Hubbertville on Thursday.

Lynn led 14-4 after the opening quarter, 27-9 at the half and 48-20 going into the fourth.

The Bears (1-3) play at St. Bernard today.